Apprenticeship Standard

Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2

Warehouse operatives carry out a range of moving, packaging and stock-taking roles and duties in a warehouse environment.

Work activities include taking deliveries, checking for damaged/missing items, storing goods, moving stock, picking/packing orders, loading goods for dispatch, and maintaining stock records.

Warehouse operatives are required to use safely a range of equipment, machinery and vehicles, such as mechanical racking systems, materials handling equipment (MHE) or fork-lift trucks.

Typical Job Roles: Warehouse Operative, Warehouse Worker, Warehouse Operator, Freight Distribution, Warehouse Picker.

Level 2


Apprenticeship Duration

12 Months

Training method

Classroom, online & practical

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What to expect from Skills Training UK
  • Course content customized for your organisation and its goals.
  • Support from a dedicated trainer who will support with learning, skill competency and developing evidence for assessment.
  • Individual support and mentoring to make every apprenticeship a success.
  • Access to our virtual learning environment with virtual classes, on-demand videos and tasks to reinforce learning.
What does an employer need to do?
  • Provide the learner with the opportunity to take part in work and projects which to produce a substantial portfolio of evidence required for Apprenticeship assessment and completion.
  • Take part in progress reviews at regular intervals.
  • Have some involvement in the project(s) being undertaken.
  • Allow the apprentice an agreed amount of classroom time.

What is included in the Standard?


  • Safe use of equipment/machinery
  • Safe working at height
  • Efficiency savings
  • Systems and processes
  • IT applications
  • Regulation and legislation
  • Communication
  • Customer service
  • Adapting to industry changes
  • Health and safety


  • Operate and handle equipment safely
  • Manoeuvring vehicles in restricted places
  • Safely use and position vehicle fitted equipment
  • Self-independence and team player
  • Manage waste effectively
  • Check for damaged or missing items
  • Health, safety and security of everyone
  • Use packaging to reduce waste, costs and environmental impact
  • Communication with customers and colleagues


  • Demonstrate integrity, credibility, honesty, positivity and personal drive
  • Take ownership for own performance and training
  • Show personal commitment to minimising the effect of work activities on the environment
  • Adapt to and embrace the use of relevant technology, systems and equipment

Eligibility criteria

Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2 English and maths prior to taking the Independent End Point Assessment.

Qualifications and professional recognition

Level 2 competency.

End Point Assessment

To successfully complete the apprenticeship, the learner needs to pass an independent End Point Assessment which consists of two distinct assessment methods:

Assessment Method Area Assessed Weighting
Knowledge and Behaviours Test Knowledge and behaviour 50%
Practical Assessment Knowledge, behaviour and skills 50%

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